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Police: Woman arrested in 2009 murder case

Oct. 17, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lexington police say a woman has been arrested in connection to a 2009 murder case. According to news reports, 34-year-old Rachel Martin has been charged with murder for the death of 71-year-old Charlie Sowers. Sowers, the owner of Charlie's Restaurant and Lounge, was found suffering...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, people gather in Jefferson Square awaiting word on charges against police officers, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Hours of material in the grand jury proceedings for Taylor’s fatal shooting by police have been made public on Friday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

For Breonna: Louisville rapper pens song a day on racism

Oct. 17, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Protesting has long been as American as apple pie, with one of the primary ways of amplifying a protest’s message and movement coming through music. Think Bob Dylan’s “Hurricane,” Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” Rage...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., prepares for the start of his debate with democratic candidate Amy McGrath in Lexington, Ky., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Michael Clubb, The Kentucky Kernel via AP Pool)

McConnell, McGrath spar over federal response to coronavirus

Oct. 12, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s opponent accused him of failing the country with the lack of another coronavirus relief package, while the Republican incumbent described himself as a powerful advocate for Kentucky in a hard-hitting televised debate Monday evening. In their first, and potentially...

Ex-Kentucky Dem Party chief, lawmaker McBrayer dies at 83

Oct. 11, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Terry McBrayer, a political power broker in Kentucky as a lawmaker and a Democratic Party leader whose influence reached beyond the state, has died. He was 83. The Lexington law firm that McBrayer founded in 1963 in Greenup said in a statement that he died Sunday after a long battle...

Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Democrat Amy McGrath, speaks to a man in Jefferson Square, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. McGrath called for fundamental change to combat

McGrath requests COVID tests ahead of debate with McConnell

Oct. 9, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Days before what could be her only face-to-face showdown with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Democratic challenger Amy McGrath said Friday that anyone attending their debate should be tested for COVID-19. McGrath made the request in a letter to WKYT, the Lexington TV station...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020, file photo voting stations are set up in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center for voters to cast their ballot in the Kentucky primary in Louisville, Ky. The November election is coming with a big price tag as America faces the coronavirus pandemic. The demand for mail-in ballots is surging, election workers are in need of training and polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Adams: Kentucky hits 'sweet spot' with absentee balloting

Oct. 9, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Secretary of State Michael Adams predicted about 700,000 Kentuckians will have requested absentee ballots by Friday's midnight deadline, a rate he called “right in the sweet spot" for election officials juggling a combination of mail-in and in-person voting for next month's...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., speaks to supporters at his victory celebration in Lexington, Ky. Barr faces Democratic challenger Josh Hicks in a televised debate, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in the hotly contested race in Kentucky’s 6th District. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Congressional debate turns fiery between Barr, Hicks

Oct. 6, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

A fiery debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and his Democratic opponent Josh Hicks turned personal as they clashed over the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. The televised faceoff in the hotly contested 6th District race came as absentee ballot voting has begun in Kentucky and early...

Police: 1 killed, 2 wounded in attempted armed robbery

Oct. 6, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

IRVINE, Ky. (AP) — Three men accused of being armed robbery suspects were shot early Tuesday at a home in eastern Kentucky, police said. One man was pronounced dead at the scene and two others were taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington with life-threatening wounds, Kentucky State Police...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2015, file photo, Nyquist, front right, with Mario Gutierrez up, finishes ahead of Swipe, left, with Victor Espinoza up, to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race at Keeneland race track in Lexington, Ky. The Breeders' Cup in November will be held without spectators, joining the Triple Crown races in having only essential personnel and participants on hand because of the coronavirus pandemic. The world championships are set for Nov. 6-7, 2020, at Keeneland. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Breeders' Cup to race without fans; Keeneland hosts in 2022

Sep. 12, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

The Breeders’ Cup in November will be held without spectators, joining the Triple Crown races in having only essential personnel and participants on hand because of the coronavirus pandemic. The world championships are set for Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. The decision announced Saturday...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, walks to his office from the Senate floor, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Kentucky Democrats outpacing GOP in absentee ballot requests

Sep. 12, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrats have built a big lead over Republicans in requesting absentee ballots, which their candidate for U.S. Senate interpreted as a sign of voter enthusiasm for ousting GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his campaign dismissed as merely a reflection of...